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  • posted a message on [[SCD]] Stitch in Time
    Like others have said, it seems ok in fun Melek or Riku decks. I don't think I'd ever play it, just because I'd hate to spend the mana and get nothing. I've been tempted by Fiery Gambit before in silly spell copying decks, which seems to be in a similar place. It's a much bigger effect if it goes off, though.

    Savor the Moment is the three mana time magic that always tempts me. At worst, it's a color shifted Explore for one more mana.
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on [[Official]] Unreleased and New Card Discussion
    Quote from bigbearlyke »

    Shockingly I play Oloro in a near cutthroat meta. Mostly it was to fuel Ad Nauseam. I've scaled it back now and it's more of an Esper good stuff time warp deck. I still run Oloro because he helps me survive deep enough to win. Of course the only other life gain I've run in a long time are combo pieces like Beacon of Immortality.
    That's not really a lifegain deck, though. It's a combo deck or a control deck getting utility out of a card just sitting in the command zone.

    Even in a dedicated lifegain deck, Memento isn't great. There are more consistent ways to gain incremental bits of life if you're after that.
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on [[Official]] The Top 50 List (Week 1 - Blue Spells)
    Nominate Brainstorm. Going three cards deep at instant speed is great to dig for an answer, and the U cost makes it relevant at any point in the game.
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on [Offtopic] Community Thread
    Quote from Donald »
    What are you building? I'm working on Legacy decks myself. I have almost everything I need for RWU Delver but black and green aren't really options since I'd need Tarmogoyfs, Bobs, Bayous & Thoughtseizes. I also only have 1 Underground Sea.
    I'm curious too.

    I've been debating putting together a UR Delver/burn list for a while. I'd kind of like another middle ground between my grindy options (Nic Fit, Enchantress) and fragile hyper-fast combo (Spanish Inquisition). I've got Maverick, but something a little more aggro sounds like fun.
    Quote from Hipster Mike »
    For Legacy I totally want to do Oops All Spells.
    That deck is a lot of fun. It's especially good when you run into the rare case where someone hasn't seen it before.
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on [Offtopic] Community Thread
    Quote from Bur »

    I know. Though, if there's a certain avatar I'm attached to and want a chance, I'll tweak it a little (just like Weebo did back then).
    I got bored seeing the same thing all the time.

    Now I'm just lazy.
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on [[MCD]] Errata one tribal oriented card to another creature type?
    Quote from d0su »
    I'd like Wirewood Symbiote to be an elf. ^^
    That would be horrifying. I would be so happy.
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on [[Official]] The Top 50 List (Week 1 - Blue Spells)
    I've been against having Palinchron on here since I started posting in this thread. It's just a combo piece. I've heard anecdotes about people playing it as a free beater, but I don't think I've ever seen that happen. It doesn't seem like the kind of card that belongs on a list of generically good creatures.

    Thassa has been good to me so far. Scrying every turn is nice, she takes almost nothing to play and protect, and the activated ability is wonderful if your win cons are things like little guys with a SoFaF.
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on Beginners EDH deck
    Regardless of which general you end up going with, be sure the deck is mechanically simple to play. By this I mean avoid tutors, including fetch-lands and Nature's Lore effects. New players tend to have a hard time knowing how to use these, especially if they didn't build the deck themselves and especially in 100 card highlander.
    Second this. Tutors are kind of information overload for a lot of new players. Keeping track of the board plus the cards in your hand is already a lot when you're not used to it, and adding another 50-60 unfamiliar options gets to be too much.

    You could always go for one of the RG options and mix the two things you were looking for. Stonebrow, Krosan Hero or Xenagos, God of Revels should run straightforward strategies and still offer a lot of power.
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on [[SCD]] Sliver Hivelord
    Just picked up a few of the better slivers (Dormant and the mana ones, mostly) so I can build the Queen deck I've been considering. I'm not actually going to make it a sliver deck, but piggybacking on the inevitable wave of them should be good times.
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on [[SCD]] Ob Nixilis, Unshackled
    Quote from Moneystax »
    Check out the M15 spoiler and search for this dude. BB4, 4/4 legendary demon, he may have flying IDK, but when an opponent searches their library, they lose 10 life and sacrifice a creature. He has some other ability and I don't even remember it.

    This guy is ill! What do y'all think?
    Really? You can link the card. You even put the full name in the title.

    Ob Nixilis, Unshackled

    Quote from SCApikeman »
    I also don't wanna run into the problem where I draw him and Ob Bob the fallen.
    Doesn't matter, unless you have some objection for flavor reasons. Legendary creatures aren't like planeswalkers. You can have as many different versions of a creature down as you want, providewd none of them share the same name. See Akroma, Crovax, Mirri, and probably a couple I'm forgetting.

    Quote from Moneystax »
    Imagine if you reanimated this guy turn two. Versus a green ramp deck
    Then they won't ramp. It's a strong play, but no one is actually going to play into the punisher effect unless they really needed to search for something.

    Quote from Bthepanda »
    It's mediocre and overhyped. It will follow in the footsteps of cards like Homeward Path and Bane of Progress where the MTGS EDH community says this card is insane, it'll see play for about a month, and then be forgotten.

    While his ability is flashy, it allows your opponents to play around it and as such it will never do anything. If you want an effect that punishes people for tutoring than use Stranglehold or Mindlock Orb. If you want a finisher for a Grave Pact centric deck use Massacre Wurm or Vicious Shadows.

    He's not good enough
    I think he's a little better than that, though. It's a big enough hit that you're not going to see a whole lot of people search with him on the board. It's an effect that black hasn't really had access to before, the effect is asymmetrical, and black is the color most suited to dealing with the (sometimes) drawback of being on a creature. He's also a pretty respectable threat in any deck that's planning on sacrificing creatures. He's not going to drastically shift the metagame, but he's still a solid card.

    The biggest issue I see with him is that he's competing with a lot of other very solid cards at 6 CMC, and I'm not sure how often I'm willing to go with him over other options.
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
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